12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

12 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
1
Launceston
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
St Helens
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Coles Bay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Port Arthur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Hobart
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Brisbane

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Design Inn. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, then get a sense of history and politics at City of Launceston Town Hall, and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Launceston day trip website.

Brisbane to Launceston is an approximately 5.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, you will find days in Launceston are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are colder (12°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to St Helens.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Beauty Point, Coles Beach, Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Seahorse World ©
Seahorse World
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot ©
Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot

1
night
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 9th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Halls Falls, browse the exhibits of Suncoast Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, then see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and finally admire the sheer force of St Columba Waterfall.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the St Helens day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Launceston to St Helens takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Coles Bay.

Things to do in St Helens

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Halls Falls, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
Highlights from your plan
Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
Halls Falls ©
Halls Falls

3
nights
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Family-friendly places like Spiky Beach Conservation Area and Denison Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from Coles Bay with a short trip to Melshell Oyster Shack in Dolphin Sands, about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wineglass Bay, take in the waterfront at Coles Bay Jetty, look for all kinds of wild species at Friendly Beaches, and get great views at Wineglass Bay Lookout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay online tour planner.

You can drive from St Helens to Coles Bay in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Arthur.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Melshell Oyster Shack, Spiky Beach Conservation Area, Coles Bay Jetty, Denison Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melshell Oyster Shack ©
Melshell Oyster Shack
Freycinet National Park ©
Freycinet National Park
Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout

2
nights
Port Arthur

Port Arthur ©
Surrounded by shark-infested waters and connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus of land, Port Arthur ranks among Australia's top historical sites and heritage areas.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Stewarts Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Port Arthur Historic Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Three Capes Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fortescue Bay, and then make a trip to Tessellated Pavement.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Arthur journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Coles Bay to Port Arthur takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Arthur are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Arthur

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Eaglehawk Neck
Highlights from your plan
Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Three Capes Track ©
Three Capes Track
Fortescue Bay ©
Fortescue Bay

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kids will enjoy Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and Cockle Creek. Explore Hobart's surroundings by going to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (in Brighton), Raspins Beach (in Orford) and Opossum Bay Beach (in Opossum Bay). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, kick back and relax at Bellerive Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingston Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hobart using our trip planner.

You can drive from Port Arthur to Hobart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bellerive Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Kingston Beach, Raspins Beach, Cockle Creek
Highlights from your plan
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

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